The staff from Leadership Victoria invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us. If you are a volunteer, alumni or student we want you there.
This exciting local event will take place at the Victoria Caledonian Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery. With your ticket, you will receive a distillery tour, a sample of a variety of beer and spirits and an opportunity to socialize with local influencers. There will be light appetizers and munchies available for snacking.
Planned throughout the evening are leadership stories from our Community Leaders, a silent auction and a special raffle featuring a local pub crawl in a basket to take home with you. More details to follow on that one.
The Board of Directors for Leadership Victoria Society extends our invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting.
We are looking forward to sharing the stories of impact and transformation that have taken place over the past year as well as our plans for the years to come.
This year's AGM features a keynote address from community leader and Leadership Victoria Board Member Don Evans.
Turning a Vision into Reality with Purpose, Passion and Persistence!
Our Place Executive Director, Don Evans shares the successes, struggles and journey toward creating a new innovative addiction recovery centre for the homeless. Come learn how Don collaborated and engaged community decision makers toward a collective vision.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST
Burnside Gorge Community Centre
471 Cecelia Road
Victoria, BC V8T 4T4
We recently welcomed the 2018-19 Leadership Victoria Cohort.
So grateful to the hundreds of alumni, facilitators, staff and volunteers who have jumped in. Each of our team works overtime to make sure that Victoria is developing the type of leaders who will bravely face and solve the complex problems we hold in our community.
We could not do this without each and every one of you.
We had a fantastic opening party at CHEK news and welcomed previous alumni, board, visitors and volunteers. Each came out to cheer on the latest leaders and to join in on the fun. It was such a great night welcoming the new cohort to our community.Check out our photos
We are grateful to those who have built the legacy, and to those about to write the next chapter.
We are leaders leading change.
We are not for everyone.
We're for leaders.
After a rigorous search, we have found the perfect program manager for Victoria’s flagship leadership development program.
Please welcome Stephen Twynstra to the position of Program Manager of Leadership Victoria.
Stephen spends his time helping leaders develop values based transformation in their organizations and personal lives. His personal leadership philosophy is to build ‘a safe place to learn and grow, together’.
With over 20 years of experience in coordinating training programs and facilitating groups he is well poised to help move Leadership Victoria to our next phase as we continue to develop the influence of local leaders.
We are proud to welcome Stephen to the long line of incredible staff who have helped develop the leaders of Victoria's future.
If you are interested in standing out and changing the world, you might be a leader for our intensive leadership training program. Talk to Stephen, he will help you find your opportunity
The Victoria Community Leadership Awards 2018 was a night to remember. The community leaders were truly honoured and celebrated by the Lieutenant Governor, the community, and their peers. Do you see yourself in the high-resolution photograph below? Please feel free to download this picture as a lasting memento of the event and of those who were celebrated.
Will it be you standing, honoured, on those stairs in 2019?
Please welcome Mark Crocker to the position of Executive Director of Leadership Victoria.
Mark brings a passion for building healthy communities and extensive experience leading projects and training volunteers doing humanitarian work all over the world. Mark designed and delivers a cross cultural training certificate program for leaders of volunteer teams working overseas, and he also consults and coaches individuals and groups engaged in making an impact in community development and cross cultural settings.
Mark currently volunteers as a director of the New Hope Schools society, where he is working on introducing a smokeless stove design to reduce respiratory disease for families in Haiti.
Locally, Mark helped to organize the successful refugee sponsorship event in June 2016 put on by the Inter-Cultural Association and the Anglican Diocese to provide information to community members interested in sponsoring refugees in Victoria.
Mark is an innovator, a connector and a community builder, and he is looking forward to using these skills to help Leadership Victoria launch its new program and to continue to develop, celebrate and support leaders engaged in building a vibrant community.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted nominations to date! We have been reading about some amazing leaders in the Victoria Region! We even got a submission from Australia! The submitter did not realize that we were Leadership Victoria in BC, not New South Wales in Australia.
We look forward to reading more about those who create the vibrancy of Victoria.
Tickets are on sale now for the Awards Gala being held at Government House. If you attended last year, you know this is a great venue and an opportunity to meet our new Lieutenant Governor.
And it isn't too last to be a sponsor! For more information to about how to spread the news of the great work you are doing in your organization, please get in contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations for the 2018 Victoria Leadership Awards is now open!
Leadership Victoria is very pleased to once again recognize our extraordinary leaders in the Greater Victoria area. This year's event will be held at Government House, hosted by the Lieutenant Governor.
Public nominations will be accepted from people from all ages and all walks of life. If you know someone who has had a large community impact or has demonstrated positive leadership in their community they may be eligible for a Victoria Community Leadership Award. Visit our Selection Page for more information on the the criteria to nominate a local leader.
Please follow this link, VCLA Nomination Form to suggest a community leader that you know to be recognized in the 2018 Victoria Leadership Awards! Please email the completed form to email@example.com
Nomination deadline is March 21.
Tickets are now on sale for this gala event on Thursday, May 3! Please join us to celebrate our inspiring leaders!
Thank you to everyone who has RSVP'd so far to attend our stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, February 28 at 6pm at Our Place. The redesign committee is looking forward to sharing the results and the option they hope to move forward.
There is still time to join the meeting. Please RSVP in the link on the events page. We are looking forward to continue to provide excellence in leadership training with our community partners.
Since 2000, Leadership Victoria Society has been the go-to organization for community leadership development in Greater Victoria. We now have over 320 alumni in our community, each doing their bit to make our communities the best they can be. While we continuously evaluated and updated content, we retained the basic structure of the program, such as its duration and delivery over a nine-month period, its use of coaches, mentors and its model of face-to-face facilitation of workshops culminating in learning labs via team projects.
Last September we agreed it was time to thoroughly appraise our Community Leadership Development program design. We initiated an intense learning journey to assess content, delivery methods and duration, diversity and audience needs. We explored any emerging edges and opportunities that might be relevant and important to our review. We invited our key community stakeholders to participate in our review by completing one of two surveys: an employer and a community survey.
Thank you for your responses – your perspective and thoughtful comments were significant in providing deeper insights into the shifting and evolving nature of community leadership. We collected and synthesized the data from our consultation and research and identified the following key issues:
· Profile of Leadership Victoria
· Time commitment of program
· Cost and relevance of program
· Complexity and diversity of community leadership needs
In December, the Board endorsed the design team’s preliminary recommendations, and requested the team to propose programming, business model and delivery options for the Board’s consideration. On January 23 they endorsed one of the team's proposed program and delivery options.
We invite you, our key stakeholders and community leaders, to provide feedback on this model and its delivery methods on February 28 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Our Place is located at 919 Pandora. Snacks and beverages will be offered. We encourage you (or your representative) to participate in this important session; your voice is valued. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We expect to complete this phase of the engagement process in early Spring and commence developing a concrete program and business model. We'll keep you posted on our progress through continued messages like this one. Thanks again for your interest and support.